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React Application Architecture for Production

By : Alan Alickovic
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React Application Architecture for Production

By: Alan Alickovic

Overview of this book

Building large-scale applications in production can be overwhelming with the amount of tooling choices and lack of cohesive resources. To address these challenges, this hands-on guide covers best practices and web application development examples to help you build enterprise-ready applications with React in no time. Throughout the book, you’ll work through a real-life practical example that demonstrates all the concepts covered. You’ll learn to build modern frontend applications—built from scratch and ready for production. Starting with an overview of the React ecosystem, the book will guide you in identifying the tools available to solve complex development challenges. You’ll then advance to building APIs, components, and pages to form a complete frontend app. The book will also share best practices for testing, securing, and packaging your app in a structured way before finally deploying your app with scalability in mind. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to efficiently build production-ready applications by following industry practices and expert tips.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Mocking the API

In the previous chapter, we built the application pages that use test data. The UI of the pages is complete, but the pages are not functional yet. We are using the test data without making requests to the API.

In this chapter, we will learn what mocking is and why it is useful. We will learn how to mock the API endpoints with the msw library, a great tool that allows us to create mocked API endpoints that behave as real-world API endpoints.

We will also learn how to model the data of our application entities with the @mswjs/data library.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Why is mocking useful?
  • Introduction to MSW
  • Configuring data models
  • Configuring request handlers for API endpoints

By the end of this chapter, we will learn how to generate fully featured mocked APIs with data models set in place, which will make our code base less dependent on external APIs during development.